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Semiplamated Sandpiper....I am pretty sure?
Thomas P Brown

Semiplamated Sandpiper....I am pretty sure? (Calidris pusilla)

When I took this image, I was quite sure it was a quite common Western Sandpiper, so I only took a couple of shots. Then when I got to the gallery, and was looking thru my pictures from that morning, , I realized, or least I think, that the bill is all wrong. Western's have a slightly longer, and down turned bill. With the dark legs, I feel pretty confident that this is a Semipalmated Sandpiper, but if any of you fell otherwise, PLEASE!! let me know. It will not hurt my feelings...I promise!
Habitat
Tidal Flats
Location
La Paz, Tidal Flats
Date taken
7-11-16
Scientific name
Calidris pusilla
Equipment used
D750, 400mm
I agree with your ID Tom. I believe Western's also have a bit thinner bill besides slightly longer and turned down. Gorgeous picture with a brilliant reflection. Quality work Tom!!!
 
I agree with your ID Tom. I believe Western's also have a bit thinner bill besides slightly longer and turned down. Gorgeous picture with a brilliant reflection. Quality work Tom!!!
 

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Central & South America & Mexico
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